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Here’s what we know: business and tourism travelers continue to fly into the region at an increasing pace, and cargo deliveries remain robust as the regional economy expands. Unfortunately, massive budget cuts coming our way would have a negative impact on our regional airports and airports around the country – and that would mean a hard hit to the business community.
Indeed, last year Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport handled nearly 65 million passengers (1.2 million more than 2010) and nearly 919 million pounds of freight, express and mail cargo. These airports provide an important boost to our local economy, directly employing 1,842 workers and generating roughly $9.2 billion in business revenues.